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Gesundheit! Bring Good Health to You, the Medical System, and Society Through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor, and Joy

By: Adams, Patch; Mylander, Maureen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Healing Arts Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2301622

ISBN: 089281442X

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Signed by author with inscription. A very nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. xiv, 208 pp. Meet Patch Adams, M.D., the revolutionary doctor who has challenged the foundations of modern medicine not only by making healthcare personal, but also by making it free. In 1971, Adams and a few colleagues founded the Gesundheit Institute, a free hospital in West Virginia, dedicated to an unorthodox view of medicine and of the patient- doctor relationship: one employing laughter, listening, and mutual respect. Adams' vision heralds a brighter future, one that offers the possibility of affor... View more info

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Foot Notes: A Complete Guide for the Care of Your Feet. With Special Sections for Runners and Dancers.

By: Arnot, Michelle; Crane Jack; Levine, Suzanne M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dolphin Book/Doubleday: 1980

Seller ID: 2204654

ISBN: 0385149441

Condition: Very Good


1980 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 164 pp. Corn? Bunion? Athlete's Foot? Ingrown toenail? ...Foot Notes is the practical guide that will help make your feet healthy, strong, and pain-free. Including special sections for: ATHLETES: What joggers can do about shin splints, achilles tendinitis; how to compensate for weak arches; DANCERS: How you can keep that fancy footwork going and treat or prevent common injuries; PARENTS: Explaining what to watch out for in the development of your children's feet. This comprehensive sourcebook tells you what shoes are best for you to wear and how they should fit, how... View more info

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The Foot Book: Healing the Body Through Reflexology

By: Berkson, Devaki; Nearing, Helen; Nearing, Scott; Graffeo, Joseph A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2204653

ISBN: 0064634744

Condition: Good


Owner's pocket to front flyleaf verso, general light wear. 1979 Trade Paperback. ix, 212 pp. Including exercises, photographs, and personalized foot charts. Shows how massage of the toes and arch of the foot affects other body organs and offers a fitness program which emphasizes foot reflexology, diet, exercise, breathing, and herbal therapy. Keywords: SELF HELP IMPROVEMENT LIFESTYLES HEALTH THERAPY FOOT BOOK HEALING BODY THROUGH REFLEXOLOGY FEET DEVAKI BERKSON HELEN SCOTT NEARING JOSEPH GRAFFEO PHYSIOLOGY View more info

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VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health... For Good

By: Bittman, Mark; Ornish, Dean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275575

ISBN: 0385344740

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. 2013 Hard Cover. xi, 276 pp. Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived—and worked—to eat. So neither choice was appealing. His solution was a deal with himself. He would become a “flexitarian.” He adopted a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, and grains by following a healthy vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or processed foods) all day. After 6:00 p.m. he’d eat however he wanted, though mostly in ... View more info

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Food for Life: The Cancer Prevention Cookbook

By: Bohannon, Richard; Wuerthner, Terri P.; Weinstock, Kathy Klett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Contemporary Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264550

ISBN: 0809250292

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. 1986 Hard Cover. 418 pp. Collects recipes for foods which reduce the risk of cancer and include French onion soup, chicken scaloppine, spinach pancakes, and pumpkin pie. View more info

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Secrets of the Tai Chi Circle: Journey to Enlightenment

By: Chan, Luke

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Benefactor Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2276227

ISBN: 0963734105

Condition: Good


Highlighting, newspaper clipping taped to front wrapper verso. 1993 Trade Paperback. 132 pp. This story of a student's spiritual journey as he studies with a Tai Chi Grandmaster weaves many anecdotes and lessons of Tao, Zen, Confucius, and I Ching into a cohesive whole. With kidness and love, this book leads readers to forgive themselves for past mistakes and shortcomings--to try again, instead of feeling guilty and giving up. This is a great therapeutic book for those who are haunted by yesterday's failures, worried about tomorrow, and overwhelmed by today's problems. View more info

Image for Health Knowledge, in Two Volumes: A Thorough and Concise Knowledge of the Prevention, Causes, and Treatments of Disease, Simplified for Home Use: Thirty-Four Departments, including Prenatal Care and the Care of Infants, Health in Childhood, Pregnancy and Motherhood, Women's Physical Changes and Their Disorders, Diseases of Women, Physical Culture and Deep-Breathing Exercises for Men and Women, Physical Culture and Massage for Infants, Foods and Their Values, Home Nursing, Home Remedies, Medical Prescriptions in Latin and English, Plants, Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs

Health Knowledge, in Two Volumes: A Thorough and Concise Knowledge of the Prevention, Causes, and Treatments of Disease, Simplified for Home Use: Thirty-Four Departments, including Prenatal Care and the Care of Infants, Health in Childhood, Pregnancy and Motherhood, Women's Physical Changes and Their Disorders, Diseases of Women, Physical Culture and Deep-Breathing Exercises for Men and Women, Physical Culture and Massage for Infants, Foods and Their Values, Home Nursing, Home Remedies, Medical Prescriptions in Latin and English, Plants, Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs

By: Corish, J.L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Medical Book Distributors, Inc.: 1927

Seller ID: 2284893

Condition: Very Good


One color illustration repaired at binding. 1927 Hard Cover. xxxi, [1], 724; 725-1527, [11] pp. 8vo. Maroon blind stamped boards, bronze titles, marbled endpapers. Includes color plates, some of which are overlay illustrations showing the arrangement of organs, muscles, circulatory system, etc. Line drawings throughout text. A domestic medical guide covering a wide range of topics. View more info

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Good Health: How to Get It - and Keep It

By: Doty, Alvah H. [Hunt]

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Macfadden Publications, Inc.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072410

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal loss of gilt from titles. 1928 Hard Cover. viii, 148 pp. 8vo. A domestic medical guide illustrated with black & white photographs. View more info

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A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck by Lightning

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281693

ISBN: 0679425500

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 200 pp. The author describes her experience of being struck by lightning in August 1991, her struggle back to health, and the physical, psychological, and spiritual impact of the accident. View more info

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Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

By: Fulda, Jennette

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Seal Press: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274235

ISBN: 1580052339

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. 247 pp. After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school questionnaire asking “what would you change about your appearance” was “I would be thinner.” Sound familiar? Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette’s journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the beginning—dusting off her nev... View more info

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The Play House: Home Hygiene (Modern Physiology Hygiene and Health)

By: Haviland, Mary S.; Browne, Margaret F.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1921

Seller ID: 2203394

Condition: Good


Ex-library, usual marks. No jacket. 1921 Hard Cover. iv, 197 pp. The object of these little books os to make children think about health, for while it may by never too late to mend bad health habits, it is never too early to form good ones. ...an attempt to show how delightful an adventure is the making of a simple, healthful, happy home, and how closesly the making of such a home is bound up with the health and character of its makers and members. Keywords: MARY HAVILAND PLAY HOUSE HOME HYGIENE MODERN PHYSIOLOGY HEALTH MEDICAL MEDICINE CHILDREN LIFESTYLES SELF HELP SELF IMPROVEMENT View more info

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Adventures in Good Eating: Good Eating Places Along the Highways of America

By: Hines, Duncan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Adventures in Good Eating: 1951

Seller ID: 2294421

Condition: Good


Forty-second printing. Spine lightly toned, rear wrapper creased. 1951 Trade Paperback. xxii, 323 pp. Mr. Hines has motored widely over our country, and the discovery of an inn serving a superior meal has moved him to add its name to a private list compiled for the benefit of his personal friends. This is the genesis of Adventures in Good Eating, designed as an authentic guide for the motoring public to the good food America has to offer. Duncan Hines is an authority in this field. He is a connoisseur in good eating of the best American type. View more info

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Yoga 28 Day Exercise Plan

By: Hittleman, Richard

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1973

Seller ID: 2206142

ISBN: 055320999X

Condition: Good


Pages 7-8 loose from binding but included in book, wrappers rubbed. 1973 Mass Market Paperback. 320 pp. Over 500 step-by-step photographs. ...master the 38 simple exercises in this book. You will quickly grasp the ancient Yogic secrets of breathing, concentration, nutrition and muscle control--in just minutes of your spare time and without any discomfort. Keywords: RICHARD HITTLEMAN YOGA EXERCISE FITNESS HEALTH SELF HELP IMPROVEMENT LIFESTYLES View more info

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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

By: Kessler, David A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Rodale Books: 2009

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2281575

ISBN: 1605297852

Condition: Near Fine


6th printing. Tiny scuff to jacket. 2009 Hard Cover. Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food—when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it’s harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating—even when we know better. When we want so badly to say no, why do we continue to reach for food? View more info

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Fruits of Philosophy; or The Private Companion of Adult People

By: Knowlton, Charles

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press: 1937

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2199881

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 450 copies. Boards lightly soiled. 1937 Hard Cover. 107 pp. A limited edition reissue of the work originally published anonymously in 1832, which according to the introductory notice has done much to revolutionize the sexual habits of the English speaking world. Its importance lies chiefly in its influence in diffusing contraceptive knowledge... The Fruits of Philosophy is the most important treatise on birth control technique for seventeen centuries; the greatest since the chapter in Sorano's Gynecology (2nd century A.D.). Knowlton may perhaps be considered the America... View more info

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The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology

By: Kunz, Kevin; Kunz, Barbara; Shoemaker, Ken

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Reflexology Research Project: 1981

Seller ID: 2204652

ISBN: 0960607005

Condition: Good


Stain to front wrapper, wrappers foxed. 1981 Soft Cover. vii, 149 pp. A complete, do-it-yourself, easy to understand guide to foot reflexology. Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology tells you everything you need to know to stimulate reflexes in the feet to bring about relaxation in corresponding parts of the body. It describes and illustrates, the application of fundamental reflexology techniques and shows how to combine them into an organized, highly effective plan for yourself and others. Written for both the layperson and the practicing reflexologist, The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology inc... View more info

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The Wu Style of Tai Chi Chuan

By: Lee, Tinn Chan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Unique Publications: 1982

Seller ID: 2268738

ISBN: 0865680221

Condition: Very Good


Light stains along edges of wrappers, light general wear to wrappers. 1982 Trade Paperback. 123 pp. Lee discusses: an explanation of the ten fundamental principles; a brief history of tai chi chuan masters; the seven basic stances; principles in the cultivation of chi; duration of the static meditative exercises; stances; and much more. View more info

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Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini

By: Leyner, Mark, Goldberg, Billy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273431

ISBN: 1400082315

Condition: Near Fine


Light smudge on front wrapper. 2005 Trade Paperback. 217 pp. Say you’re at a party. You’ve had a martini or three, and you mingle through the crowd, wondering how long you need to stay before going out for pizza. Suddenly you’re introduced to someone new, Dr. Nice Tomeetya. You forget the pizza. Now is the perfect time to bring up all those strange questions you’d like to ask during an office visit with your own doctor but haven’t had the guts (or more likely the time) to do so. You’re filled with liquid courage . . . now is your chance! If you’ve ever wanted to ask a doctor . . ... View more info

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Stretching Basics

By: Maccadanza, Roberto

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2004

Seller ID: 2203894

ISBN: 1402711395

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2004 Trade Paperback. The physical and spiritual benefits of stretching are manifold—but choosing what’s right for you can be daunting. This comprehensive yet concise stretching how-to provides a trove of information for anyone interested in making stretching a part of his/her daily life. With detailed instructions for targeting specific muscle groups, as well as an explanation of the physiological effects of these exercises, this trustworthy resource will provide the answers to all of your questions. Here is advice on how to stretch at the office, during pregnancy, and eve... View more info

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The Servants of the Stomach

By: Mace, Jean

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1868

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2302636

Condition: Near Fine


Pencil name on second blank, minor general wear. 1868 Hard Cover. viii, 311 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Man--The Bones; Life of the Bones; The Marrow; The Joints; The Vertebral Column; The Head and Chest; The Arms and Legs; The Muscles; Attitudes; Movements of the Human Body; The Movements; Electricity; The Nerves and Spinal Marrow; The Brain; Animal Electricity; Voluntary Movements; The Cerebellum; The Nervous Centre; The Involuntary Movements; The Great Sympathetic Nerve. View more info

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Exercising for Health

By: MacFadden, Bernarr

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macfadden Publications, Inc.: 1931

Seller ID: 2072412

Condition: Very Good


Front hinge just starting, tiny ink scribble and remnant of sticker on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 136 pp. 8vo. A guide to physical fitness illustrated with black & white photographs. Hoolihan, though it does not specifically note this title, provides a lengthy biographical entry of Macfadden's career as a physical culture advocate championing various exercise and diet regimens, during which he also published controversial pulp magazines. View more info

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Strong Eyes: How Weak Eyes May Be Strengthened and Spectacles Discarded

By: MacFadden, Bernarr

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Physical Culture Publishing Co. and Macfadden's Physical Development: 1901

Seller ID: 2072418

Condition: Very Good


Corners rubbed, spine titles rubbed away. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 112, [2] pp. 8vo. Photographs and illustrations throughout. A guide to maintaining proper eye health claiming that, even for those relying on corrective lenses, good sight can be restored through simple therapies. Hoolihan 2330. In another entry Hoolihan also provides a lengthy biographical entry of Macfadden's career as a physical culture advocate championing various exercise and diet regimens, during which he also published controversial pulp magazines. View more info

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Keeping Fit - Health - How Lost - How Regained

By: MacFadden, Bernarr

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macfadden Publications, Inc.: 1923

Seller ID: 2287969

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper and on first photograph, spine creased. 1923 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 226 pp. Includes large fold-out and four photographs of the author and his family. CONTENTS: Health--What Is It?; What to Eat; Bodily Vigor Depends on Exercise; How to Breathe; Hints on Bathing; Sleep and Rest; Strengthening the Eyes; How to Cure Hair Troubles; Are You a Complete Man or Woman?; Mind--the Master-Force for Health or Disease. Topics include: Adenoids and Enlarged Tonsils; Anemia (Thin Blood); Arteriosclerosis; Asthma; Autointoxication; Backache; Catarrh... View more info

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Hair Culture: Rational Methods for Growing the Hair and for Developing Its Strength and Beauty

By: MacFadden, Bernarr

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bernarr MacFadden Foundation: 1943

Seller ID: 2294673

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Light general wear. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 210 pp. Bernarr Macfadden, physical fitness enthusiast and successful publisher of the early Twentieth Century, originally published this hair care guide in 1922. In it, he shares facts and techniques everyone should know about hair and how to care for it, enhancing its beauty and strength. CONTENTS: Introduction; Hair as an Attribute of Beauty; Facts Everyone Should Know about the Hair; Care of Healthy Hair; How to Select Combs and Brushes; Facts about Soaps and Shampoos; The Cause of Hair Trou... View more info

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Shiatsu Therapy: Theory and Practice

By: Namikoshi, Toru

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Japan Publications: 1979

Seller ID: 2204648

ISBN: 0870402706

Condition: Good


Stain and sticker to rear wrapper corners, wrappers lightly toned and foxed. 1979 Soft Cover. 89 pp. CONTENTS: The Theory of Shiatsu Therapy; Shiatsu Techniques; Basic Treatment Techniques; Therapeutic Effects. In shiatsu therapy, pressure with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet is applied to pressure points on the body. This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points, or meridians, as they're called in traditional Chinese medicine. Keywords: SELF HELP SELF IMPROVEMENT LIFESTYLES HEALTH WELLNESS EASTERN TORU NAMIKOSHI SHIATSU THERAPY THEORY P... View more info

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Stretching Anatomy: Your Illustrated Guide to Improving Flexibility and Muscular Strength

By: Nelson, Arnold G.; Kokkonen, Jouko; McAlexander, Jason M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Human Kinetics: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203664

ISBN: 0736059725

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Corners lightly dog-eared. 2007 Soft Cover. ix, 147 pp. Stretching provides numerous benefits, including improved flexibility, stamina, posture and muscular strength as well as reduced muscle soreness. This guide combines step-by-step instructions for performing 86 stretches and 110 full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles and surrounding structures engaged. Keywords: STRETCHING ANATOMY EXERCISE SELF HELP IMPROVEMENT LIFESTYLES HEALTH ARNOLD NELSON JOUKO KOKKONEN View more info

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Stroke! A Memoir

By: Niehoff, Arthur

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Hominid Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268736

ISBN: 0964307286

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Faint sticker adhesive on front wrapper, corners lightly bumped, surface tear on half-title page, newspaper clipping taped to rear wrapper recto. 2001 Trade Paperback. 182 pp. Healing comes from effort by medical specialists and patients. Medicos have long documented illnesses. Now we have a vivid narrative by a patient who recovered from a stroke 20 years ago. It is The Patient's side of illness. View more info

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

By: Pollan, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269908

ISBN: 014311638X

Condition: Near Fine


Ink note on blurb page. 2009 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 140 pp. Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It’s an easy-to-use guide that draws from a ... View more info

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Cooking with Pomiane

By: Pomiane, Edouard de; Benton, Peggie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Roy Publishers, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269605

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. A bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1961 Hard Cover. 244, [4] pp. 8vo. 'To prepare dinner for a friend is to put into the cooking pot all one's affection and good will, all one's gaiety and zest, so that after three hours' cooking a waft of happiness escapes from beneath the lid.' -Edouard de Pomiane. Cooking with Pomiane deserves to be on the shelves of every serious cook and every unserious lover of humorous writing. Witty, original and always mouth-watering, the recipes in this acclaimed collection offer classic dishes prepared by the most innovative of French chefs. ... View more info

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Bad Blood: Crisis in the American Red Cross

By: Reitman, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Kensington Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276298

ISBN: 1575661152

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light one-and-a-half inch slice into jacket rear. Remainder mark. 1996 Hard Cover. xiv, 289 pp. For over a decade, the American Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian charity, has been responsible for exposing millions of innocent people to a blood supply contaminated by HIV, syphillis, hepatitis and other highly infectious diseases. Now for the first time, investigative journalist Judith Reitman rips the veil of secrecy off the American Red Cross to expose: Its decision NOT to use a relatively inexpensive test to eliminate the vast majority of donors at high risk for AIDS.... View more info